Barbara Cross

Tragedy in Sierra Leone

August 17, 2017

A Story by: Barbara Cross Today I hear the news from Sierra Leone….300 dead and 600 missing after mudslides from torrential rains. I know it’s the rainy season. I know and love these people. How many boys living on the street were swept away? Will we ever know how many lives were lost? But, I have a God that knows everyone. My God knew every hair on their head, and loved them. Until God Six years ago, Sierra Leone was…

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#25ProjectGO

July 6, 2017

Where Do You Represent the 25 Project? Running into someone wearing their 25 Project t-shirt makes our day! We appreciate your support of the 25 Project in this simple way. Please, share photos of you representing the 25 Project on social media using the hashtag #25ProjectGO. Whether you are traveling far, near, or at the grocery store we would love to know you are representing us. Some of you are really creative and can share some of your most original, funny or interesting…

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Double Feature

June 16, 2016

While double features have declined in theatres around the world you still have the possibility of a “double feature” from your company! Do you know if you or your spouse’s company matches donations? Many companies offer dollar for dollar matching gifts, DOUBLING your impact! Over 18 million people work for companies with matching gift programs and did you know that an estimated $6-$10 billion in matching gift funds go unclaimed each year? And if you are retired, hold on…….many companies…

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Silent Heroes

January 27, 2016

Recently I was listening to a radio program, catching the very end of a teaching segment by Chuck Swindoll. The teaching was about Nehemiah and the seemingly impossible task of rebuilding Jerusalem. In the last couple of minutes, Chuck diverged from the topic to talk about what he referred to as the layman. In place of layman, I would say ministry partners. What he said was so close to my heart because it reflects the 25 Project’s heart for all of…

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School in Sierra Leone

January 8, 2016

Have you ever wondered how school works in other countries? During my last trip to Sierra Leone we were able to visit most of the former street boys at their school. This, along with input from our partners there, Becky Brockelman and Charles Yimbo, I feel like I understand enough now to share schooling in Sierra Leone. Our children in Sierra Leone begin in Primary Classes I through VI. When a child’s family has sufficient funds, children begin Class I at…

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Holy, Righteous and Redeemed

December 18, 2015

This past Saturday the 25 Project held a MercyMe benefit concert. Can I borrow a phrase from Bart and remind you that because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, you are holy, righteous and redeemed! My prayer is that you needed to be reminded of that today. I was privileged to be able to see and speak to many of you Saturday and to meet many of you for the first time.God prompted me to write about this event. There is…

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Barbara Cross joins the 25 Team!

October 26, 2015

We are so excited to announce the addition of Barbara Cross to our staff team at the 25 Project! For many years, Barbara and her husband, Ralph, have been good friends to each of our staff members and families. She has also served with us on one of our Sierra Leone teams, and has volunteered in our office most recently helping organize “Sierra Smiles” which sent many care packages to our sponsored children in Sierra Leone. Barbara comes with a…

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